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Opinion

Life in the Shadows

Local Columns

According to reports, moles have invaded the home of the Buttonballs and “right field looks like it has varicose veins.” Mayor Chibble says the town needs to establish rules for the new Marsuoin Park restrooms, “before things get out of hand.” In related news, the Castor Area Spastic ...

‘Shaking Hands with Opium’

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: “Shaking Hands with Opium” Raised by a nightmare, I stood in a dream I visually glare at the faces unseen I’m swallowing in, and losing my breath Addiction places me in a dance with death Entranced by the judgement of your own conviction I’m asking you now, ...

Healthy start times needed

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: Schopenhauer’s three stages of truth: “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” At this point of time, the Hancock County Board of Education is strongly anchored at ...

Pitch in, clean up

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: I would like to address our terrible litter situation in Hancock County, W.Va. I know the problem is all over this Ohio Valley, but I live here and am working to help fix this issue locally. This litter is a problem. It costs all of us time, money, energy and misery. It is ...

Keep options open on health insurance

Editorial

With a new move to repeal and replace the Obamacare health insurance law gaining steam, President Donald Trump and members of Congress already are being urged to not go too far. Trump is being urged by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and organizations representing the health care and health ...

Board approves retirement, contracts

Local Columns

SALINEVILLE — There will be a number of comings and goings in the near future at Southern Local Schools. Under personnel, at its recent meeting, the Southern Local Board of Education first approved the retirement of elementary teacher Janet Fellenger, who has worked in the district for 14 ...

Crack down on big government

Editorial

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump lifted the government hiring freeze he ordered when he took office. A more targeted “drain the swamp” plan will be implemented, the White House reported. Big government has continued to get bigger for some time, despite presidents’ pledges to hold ...

Thanks & Spanks

Opinion

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the teachers at East Liverpool High School prom, held this past weekend, for letting only certain people into the building early while the rest of us waited outside. SPANKS, also, to the teacher who dropped off her parents at Potter Fieldhouse and did not come back ...

Need to avoid accidental war in Middle East

Editorial

Russia’s saber rattling in reaction to a U.S. cruise missile strike on a Syrian airbase was to be expected. For the most part, it was nothing about which to be concerned. But one of Moscow’s actions is exceedingly worrisome. After the U.S. attack, Russian officials said they were severing ...

Reducing drug overdose deaths

Editorial

Complaints from a small group of Ohioans who say they are chronic pain sufferers and will be negatively affected by the state’s new rules to restrict the prescription of painkillers should be dismissed by Gov. John Kasich and others in Columbus who understand why such rules are absolutely ...